Worried about saving for college? California is giving money to parents to help jump start their savings plan

(BPT) - If you’re like many parents, one concern at the back of your mind is whether you’ll be able to help with your children’s education costs once they graduate from high school.

With no shortage of shocking statistics around college costs, including tuition, fees, boarding and books, it’s no wonder parents are worried. In California, the average student loan debt load for four-year college is $22,785, according to 2017 statistics from the Institute for College Access and Success.